Mount Morungole is positioned in the northeast side of Uganda within Kidepo Valley National Park which is located in the semi-arid Karamoja region close to the border of Sudan. The mountain measures 2750 metres above sea level overlooking vast Kidepo and Narus plains of the park. The mountain rises from the Karamoja plains which amuses the force to reckon with. Most of the mountain ranges are abundant with montane forests which is remarkably different in vegetation set up from much of kidepo valley national park.
However, since the mountain sits on high altitudinal range compared to the rest of the Karamoja region, the mount Morungole is a big factor in influencing climatic weather conditions and drainage system in the park. Basically, this affects the wildlife movements, behaviours, character and communicate in tourism activities and attractions in kidepo valley national park.
The mountain morungole slopes are famously known as a home to the IK people who were the first originating people in the area before Karamojong people. The IK people are the smallest ethnic group in Uganda with their unique and wondrous culture which you couldn’t have missed on your tour to kidepo.
Mountain Morungole is located in kidepo valley national park across the two unique valleys in the park that is kidepo and Narus River which are the major water sources to the wildlife of the park. Most especially in dry seasons when the grass has dried up, animals concentrate a lot for water along Narus River. This is quite an ideal place for travellers who enjoy wildlife experience and mountain hiking with an experienced and knowledgeable ranger escort guide who can explain the history concerning this mountain and its surrounding features.
Most travellers on their tour to Uganda into Kidepo valley national park discovers the beauty of Mount Morungole because it is always a point of reference. To the new corner on travel, the Mount offers an amazing laid back setting which brings out the real nature in its original form. The park also has the montane forest that seems to cover the other opposite side of the semi-arid climate condition to the rest of kidepo valley national park plains during the dry season.
The wilderness adventure carried out along Mount Morungole invites great exploration through discovering what lies underneath. To the adventurer on Uganda safari to Kidepo, you can experience the true traditional African lifestyle in its original way of performance where communities used to live with wildlife, Mount Morungole is a hallmark of capturing the top of magazine photographs that can prove you right. The impressive hike done along Mount Morungole brings adventurer into an awesome heart of undoubtedly unique feelings and have admirable experiences of the hike that will last forever on the explorer’s memory. Hiking along the mountain takes 8hours to and from Mount Morungole.
Mount Morungole is truly a humbling and an ideal place in Kidepo valley national park because of being the ancestral home of the unique African community, popularly known as the IK people. The Ik people were the first originated people in Karman region before the Karamojong people. The IK are the smallest ethnic group in Uganda which has a unique traditional lifestyle with a strong root of African culture. The Ik people have been living on this ancestral lands of Mount Morungole during years ago and they have never travelled beyond the Karamoja region for them they feel proud to be what they are. The IK people are so proud of their traditional culture and lifestyle that appears in their own way, that even some who visits abhor never stay there for a long period because they don’t want to trend in the outside world. Their day to day life is real traditional African, with less interfere of foreign influence and they are proud of their way of life. Never visit kidepo valley national park on your game viewing safaris and go missing without visiting the IK community. For example, many travellers on Uganda safari into kidepo valley national park combine together game viewing and visit into the IK community to encounter the best lifetime in the traditional way of living where you get enough traditional experience in the pearl of Africa.
To note, Mount Morungole has a high range of elevation from the rest of the Karamoja region and the temperature around seems to be cooler than other plains in the park. Like the montane vegetation itself has a cooling effect and provides cool cover for wildlife species from the burning sun. The notable bird species, monkeys and other smaller mammals hibernate to Mount Morungole range to offspring. Travellers who visit kidepo for game viewing Mountain Morungole is one of the gaining places to explore the unique wildlife species of the park of which ranges should always cross the traveller’s mind.
Inclusion, Mount Morungole is one of the stunning tourist attraction that makes Kidepo valley national park sound worldwide and is the best ideal for travellers who desire in hiking adventure and not only hiking but also the spectacular viewing of wildlife species on the top of the mountain can be rewardable leaving you with the unforgettable adventure of experience.